UK airport forced to close after flooding in terminal with flights cancelled | The Sun

A UK airport has been forced to close after the terminal was flooded.

Hundreds of hopeful holidaymakers had their plans dashed when Exeter Airport was forced to cancel several flights.

All arrival flights for the rest of the day had to be cancelled which included flights from Zante as well as the Channel Islands and Newcaslte and Edinburgh.

But it appears on the airport website that departures were still continuing although passengers were urged to speak to the airlines.

A spokesman said: "Following heavy rain today Exeter Airport has had to close due to flooding affecting the terminal."

The area around Exeter is under a string of Met Office weather warnings today.

A yellow weather thunderstorm warning reads: "Heavy showers and thunderstorms may lead to some localised flooding and disruption to travel."

According to the Met Office warning, there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

The warning adds: "There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

Most read in Travel


Little-known UK adventure park with water slides go-karting & indoor soft play


Exotic island loved by celebs with white sandy beaches but without the Brits


The UK airline with the cheapest snacks and booze onboard revealed


Clever trick to prevent creased clothes on hols & you can take it in hand luggage

"There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost."

And another part of the UK is under an amber thunderstorm warning.

The severe weather warning has been issued for parts of Devon and Somerset.

It is in place from now until 4pm on Sunday.

And Dawlish, off the south coast of Devon, has been battered by the heavy downpour.

The seaside town was covered in brown murky water as the rain appeared to break the sea bank.

Source: Read Full Article